This is my first post so id like to start off by saying Hi, I'm am avid shooter and I have been for the past 10 years of my life (I'm only 20). I grew up shooting shotguns but I'm starting to get into long range shooting. Anyway back to my question, does anyone have any experience with the ruger American? I'm looking into getting this in .22-250 for varmint and predator hunting mostly. Are there any guns that you would suggest in the same price range (350-500). And what is a good scope for around 150-200 bucks. Thanks in advanced guys.